Begin at any time and set the course schedule that is right for you. In emerging organizational cultures, various models of extending ownership of safety program policy and administration is manifesting. In many Canadian jurisdictions, joint safety committees are a regulatory requirement. In others, they are seen as a vehicle to improve corporate culture and enhance mutual trust/respect across the hierarchy. Regardless of whether a compliance or policy issue, putting stakeholders from various levels of the hierarchy in a role where they are charged with producing results for the safety program requires a rich understanding of the human qualities of communication, trust, power sharing and engagement. This course can be used as one of two electives required to complete the Diploma in Health, Safety and Environmental Management (SHEM) offered through Great Plains College. To learn more about this professional program, which is the first occupational health and safety related diploma offered entirely through web-based interactive instruction, visit the program page and book an appointment with an adviser.